Kosteletzkya virginica

saltmarsh mallow


wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      pink
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wetland wildflower garden.
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Salt, brackish, or fresh water marshes, sloughs, ditches, borders of mangrove and other swamps, wet forest clearings.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: